CompComSA to scuttle Mediclinic, Matlosana merger

Danie Meintjes

South Africa’s Competition Commission said it has recommended to the tribunal that Mediclinic Southern Africa, Matlosana Medical Health Services deal be prohibited.

CompComSA said the proposed merger is likely to substantially prevent or lessen competition in the market for the provision of private healthcare services in Klerksdorp and surrounding areas.

The commission said the merger raises public interest concerns as it significantly and negatively affects a particular industrial region around Klerksdorp.